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Entries from April 2005

You’d Think It Was A Red State

April 15th, 2005 · No Comments

You really can’t blame Americans for being incapable of understanding free speech issues. It’s what they’re now being taught in schools. A recent editorial in a high school newspaper set off a furor when the editor opined that there were problems in the school; problems that should be resolved. This was not CNN, not CBS […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech

Potato Boy, All ‘Choked Up

April 14th, 2005 · 5 Comments

The theme over at Chepooka’s place this week seems to be “food.” Since there’s no time right now to do the work I normally do for my regular type of post, I thought I’d go ahead and post my own food entry. Actually, it’s more properly my wife’s food entry — except for the occasional […]

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Tags: Personal Life

Team Players

April 13th, 2005 · 6 Comments

One of the things that bothers me the most these days about politics and the general mood sweeping our country is this: “”I don’t apologize for the investigation and the conduct,” [Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal said,] “The result speaks for itself.” — AP Story, “Agents use woman’s identity in strip-bar sting” (April 10, 2005) […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Hey, Tom, Why the Delay?

April 11th, 2005 · No Comments

Although today’s column talks a lot about Tom Delay, I’m really writing to ask why it has taken so long for something to be done. Why have my Republican friends expressed the opinion that I’m full of [excrement deleted] for having complained to them for over a year now that if the Republican Party was […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

I’ve Got An Idea

April 8th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I’ve got an idea and I think it’s a pretty good one, too. My wife isn’t so sure. You see, I need to find some way to make a little more money. So I’m thinking of starting a chicken farm. At first, I was really stumped, though, as to how I was going to protect […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Gaseous Hope

April 7th, 2005 · 2 Comments

CBS News says that gasoline this summer is expected to average $2.28 cents per gallon this summer. My wife and I pray that it goes that low. As I write this, the lowest price in Fresno in the last 72 hours has been $2.39 per gallon at Family Express on Butler & Cedar. The high […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Fresno’s Undercover Police Monitor Students, Churches

April 7th, 2005 · No Comments

Perhaps the next Great Depression in America, which I wrote about earlier this morning, won’t be quite as bad as some people think. Bob Marcotte points out a story in today’s Fresno Bee about undercover police officers attending student meetings at California State University, Fresno. The students were (understandably) upset about discovering there were two […]

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Tags: Constitutional Issues

United States: Largest Third World Country?

April 7th, 2005 · 2 Comments

According to George Bush, the United States of America — once a proud leader of the world and still its number one bully — is actually just the largest Third-World Country.

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Tags: The Decline of America

Killing Judges

April 6th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I wasn’t going to blog this morning. Life is really busy right now and I’m one of those who have to work for a living. I hope you’ll forgive me if this isn’t as “tightly written” as it could be. But there are things happening today that, frankly, should have thousands, if not millions, of […]

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Tags: Constitutional Issues

A Return to the Constitution?

April 5th, 2005 · No Comments

Arturo Gonzales — sporting the smirk made famous by George Bush — is preparing to go to Congress to defend the need to renew the unconstitutional

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Tags: Constitutional Issues